Stephen Timms, the local MP for East Ham and Shadow Minister for Employment received this heartbreaking letter from an eight-year-old constituent.
The letter reads:
I am writing this letter because I am unable to attend this meeting with my parents due to my school. So, I told my parents to give this letter to you on my behalf.
Sir, things are becoming more and more difficult. Initially, we were living in a two bedroom flat, but now we have to give a room out because of the house rent. We are now all sleeping in one room. More so, we now even find it difficult to feed because my parents keep telling me they don’t have money.
Sir, I am a hard-working girl that wants to keep learning more and more, but due to the finantial [sic] situation of my parents, I am unable to attend to teaching lessons and swimming lessons on Saturdays, because my parents said they don’t have enough money.
Sir, I would like you to please, interfere on our behalf.
Thank you for all your effort towards my family. May God continue to bless you. I enclose some of my results from school.
Out of the mouth of babes…
Hat tip to Buzzfeed. Image via Stephen Timms Twitter.